McPHERSON, Simon John Quotes
(1850-1919), American clergyman
The city has always been the decisive battle ground of civilization and religion. It intensifies all the natural tendencies of man. From its fomented energies, as well as from its greater weight of numbers, the city controls. Ancient civilizations rose and fell with their leading cities. In modem times, it is hardly too much to say, "as goes the city so goes the world."